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Safety News You Need: Ergonomics

May 22, 2020

Proper ergonomics can help reduce the pains and strains we experienceWoman in an office typing on a computer keyboard throughout the day and lead to better overall worker health. This week’s Safety News You Need offers tips to help your workers stay in peak physical shape in any working environment.

  • With many workers operating remotely during the COIVD-19 pandemic, it’s important for them to bring ergonomic best practices into their home workspace. These 10 dos and don’ts of home ergonomics can help keep them healthy and comfortable. Learn more
  • Improper ergonomics can lead to a number of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) including carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff injuries and tendinitis. These seven steps can help you establish a process to lessen muscle fatigue and reduce cases and severity of MSDs. Read more
  • A properly designed workstation can go a long way toward advancing the health of office workers. From chairs, to armrests, to keyboards, each piece of office equipment plays an important role in improving ergonomics and creating a more comfortable working environment. Learn more
  • Stretching and flexing throughout the day can help get workers moving and reduce the likelihood for muscle pains and strains. Here are some exercises your workers can try to help keep themselves limber and fit. Read more

 

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